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Apple Farmyard “Why It’s a must visit place in Fall”

Fall season is at its peak and everything is so colorful and beautiful. Thus, we have lots of excitement to enjoy this season.

As now it’s not so hot outside, there is nothing awesome than just spending a nice day at farmyard under the nature. So we made a plan to go to near by farm and do apple picking activity. And I must say it was a great idea!!

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Found a near by farm online which was open on Sunday, got ready and we were off to the place. We went to Keller’s Farm in Oswego, Illinois. Place was bustling with people &  everyone seems to have a great family time.

There were many activities to do like apple picking, pumpkin picking, cornmaze actvity in cornyard, tractor ride across the farm, etc.

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We decided to go for apple picking and to collect apples we had to buy bags which costs around 7 bucks. Five varieties of apples were ripped & ready to be picked up: Gala, Cortland, Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp and Mcintosh.  We picked all varieties of apples and my personal favorite is Honeycrisp, which is very sweet and juicy.

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There are several reasons that it’s one of the best way to cherish the fall season.

  • Apple picking mostly gets opened in a fall because of their ripping season.
  • Farm fruits are very fresh and different in taste of what we get from grocery store.
  • They are very hygienic as you are picking them yourself from the trees and they are free of wax coatings, preservatives and germs from people’s hands at supermarket.

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  • Best & fun family outing place to take a break from tech savvy life, make memories and capture lovely pictures.
  • You can taste the apples then and there at the farm and then choose to pick which ever flavor you like. (So keep water with you to wash them before eating :P, just a handy tip)
  • Great way to experience nature offerings.
  • I agree buying freshly picked apples is a bit pricy, but you’re paying for more than a bag of fruit, you’re paying for the memorable experience.

Products that one can buy there– Apple cider & Pumpkin Jam, Apple cinnamon donuts, apples ,pumpkins, corns, etc (Everything which is just so apt for fall season)

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WhatIWore details: I wore denim dress (from Shopperstop ) with bright red butterfly print top (from Max). Shoes are from Adidas, Watch is from Casio sheen and my glasses are from Target. I think my outfit was just apt for a bright sunny day 🙂

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I had lot of fun in picking apples, eating apple cider donuts, clicking pictures with pumpkins/apples and watching kids enjoying. It was all festive environment with Thanks Giving and Halloween around the corner.

Thus, I would recommend everyone to visit apple orchards with your family & friends. Pick apples, buy pumpkins and cook some festive treats like apple cider donuts/muffins, apple or pumpkin spice coffee & festive tradition pumpkin pie 🙂 🙂

Wishing everyone a “Happy Halloween” !! Hope you all enjoyed reading this post 🙂

Health & Happiness

Riddhi

 

Styling

Blue Kajal on fleek

Hello Folks!

I am not any kind of a master in makeup but tried blue kajal for the first time and I just loved it. Thus I was very keen to share the look.

It’s a simple look which can be wore in any time of the day whether it’s a daytime, evening or a night.

I feel it’s difficult to explain makeup in words so if you like this eye makeup in below pictures and you want me to make a video please comment below. For the time being this blog will help you, so keep reading girls 🙂

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img_9278.pngFirstly I applied a pencil liner on upper eyelid and smudged it with an eye brush to give a light smokey look. Then applied a liquid liner above it, you can try a straight liner or winged as per your own liking. I did a straight liner.

Second step is to apply blue kajal on water line of the eye and smudge it as well with a brush. If thick kajal suits your eyes like me please reapply the kajal on the outer eyelid one more time.

Third step is to apply silver eyeshadow/eye pencil under the inner corners of the eyes both upwards and downwards to make eyes look bigger and fuller.

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Final step to complete the look is to shape the eyebrows, fill the brows with black/brown eyeshadow and with the help of eyebrow brush then use silver eyeshadow/eye pencil again on the inner corners of the eyebrows as a highlighter.

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WhatIWore with this eyemakeup is a grey ruffled cold shoulder top, i loved the combination of grey outfit and blue kajal. I believe Blue kajal will go awesomely with black, grey and white combination clothing.

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Products used for creating this eye look-

Streetwear eye pencil to give smokey eyeshadow effect, Lakme liquid eye liner, Colorbar blue eye pencil with smudger, Maybeline eyeshadow palette for highlighting the inner corners of eyes and eyebrow area, Lakme eyeconic mascara to curl the lashes and lastly Naked Urban Decay eyeshadow palette to shape up the eyebrows( I used black eyeshadow as my eyebrows are black)

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog. And if you liked this simple eye makeup, please try the look on you and share the pictures via Email, Facebook, Instagram or by commenting below on this blog.

Health & Happiness 🙂

Riddhi

Travel Stories

Dayout On Chicago Beach

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I and my husband were planning to go over beach from a long time. As fall season has almost started and it’s getting little chilly , we wanted to enjoy sunny summer day at beach atleast once. So with all the amusements in our mind, we went to North Avenue Beach in Chicago over the last weekend.

We had a mini picnic there. We cooked Beans & Rice at home, bought Chips, Nuts and Fruit Juice as a drink. Lastly, packed our bags with sheet to sit on, beach towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and we were all ready to get sand covered 🙂

Best part of beach is chilling on sand and listening to the sound of water, walking around the shore and relaxing under the sun. We relished every bit of our time there.

Have a glance of our beachy sunny day @North Avenue Beach Chicago

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FullSizeRender (16)IMG_9009It was a cheery bright day with high breeze on beach and water was quite cold too. We had good company of birds and music. Enjoyed eating icecream candies, watching the view of Chicago skyline & sunbathing with my love.

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Activities @North Avenue Beach Chicago- Bicycle renting to ride around the lakefront, swimming, kayaking, jet skiing, etc.

Castaways, which is a beach side party spot with patio & rooftop bar, frozen drinks, food & weekend live music, is also a must go restaurant.

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Beach outfit should be very comfy, bright and flowy.

WhatIwore on beach : Maroon color flowy lacy dress from Target with a black floral shrug over it to glam the look.

Accessories: Nude glasses from Target , black earrings from walmart and a beachy hat from Target again.

As a footwear I wore black and white flip flop from Hushpuppies.

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Sharing my idea of beach outfit with you folks, hope everyone likes it ❤

Health & Happiness 🙂

Riddhi

Styling

Revamp a Skirt as a Dress

I know this idea of wearing a skirt as a dress has been tried by many people but it was my first time and i was kinda very excited.
Whenever i thought of this skirt which i got from my mil (Mother in law) in my wedding trousseau, i always knew that i would be more comfortable wearing it as a dress and moreover it will look more classy this way.
So on the occasion of my birthday i did not get time to buy a new dress for myself (which every girl deserves) because i was sick due to typhoid.
I just randomly decided to wear this dress on the D special day and it turned out to be an amazing outfit for my birthday dinner.
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I wore it as a long tube dress with a belt. It’s black and white color made it look more stylish. Tube/off shoulder dresses are so much in trend these days, thus it gives a total different look to one’s personality in a jiffy.
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It can be wore with a shrug or with a broad belt to create more different looks.
Perfect accessories to compliment the entire look is a smart watch in one hand, a classy band/bracelet in other and not to forget a good pair of black or white heels is a must to complete the attire.
Have a glimpse of few other pictures to get an idea about glamorizing a skirt in a dress look.

 

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Hope this post will inspire girls to try this look by reusing their own clothes in different ways and which is always so much fun!! 🙂

Health & Happiness

Riddhi